Meet our team of
industry experts

Our mission

Our purpose is to create informed and excited investors who feel connected to Cadro’s incredible team and confident about reaching their financial goals.
We’re here to revolutionise your investment journey, so whether you’re talking with your Cadro client adviser or watching tailored market insights on the exclusive Cadro app, you can rest safe in the knowledge that we’re here for you, whenever you need.

The Cadro code

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All together: for you

Cadro provides you with access to experts across the entire breadth of our team. We’ve assembled individuals from diverse backgrounds and created an environment of innovation and inclusivity for your benefit.
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Better ‘til best

We have big ambitions – amazing products, awesome service – but we’re always looking for ways to improve.
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Communication

We communicate clearly and love to listen. We make things easy and enjoyable to understand. We can because we know what we’re talking about.
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Destination in sight

We take a long-term approach to investing, but we stay nimble and open to change. We act decisively, with clear aims in mind.
Cadro brings together experts with diverse skillsets, who seek to challenge the status quo.
Whether it’s our combined decades of experience investing in public and private markets, our world-beating tech engineers, or our one-of-a-kind content producers, we’re focused on making Cadro truly unique for investors, whatever their ambitions.
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Co-founders

Jordan
Buck
Co-founder and President
Jordan
Buck
Co-founder and President
Bio
Jordan is an award-winning investment professional and leader, with over a decade of experience in financial services. After training as a chartered accountant, he went on to managing roles in investment banking and private equity, gaining recognition as one of the City of London’s Top 40 Under 40 Private Asset Managers in 2020. Jordan is a guest lecturer at The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF).
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Nataša
Williams
Co-founder and CEO
Nataša
Williams
Co-founder and CEO
Bio
Nataša has three decades of experience in UK Financial Services. After beginning her career in accounting, she held numerous senior positions across the investment banking and wealth and investment management sectors, winning several awards and accolades on the way. Outside of Cadro Nataša sits on the Investment Committee of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and on the Advisory Board of Bookmark Reading Charity.
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Advisers

Jenny
Knott
Board Adviser
Jenny
Knott
Board Adviser
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Jenny is among the UK’s most senior bankers, and she advises the Cadro Board on strategy. An inspirational leader of the banking and finance industry, she has served as the Chief Executive of Standard Bank, and as a divisional Chief Executive at ICAP/NEX. Jenny also acts as a non-executive director for British Business Bank, Gresham Technologies and Simply Health.
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Simon
Lewis
Senior Adviser
Simon
Lewis
Senior Adviser
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Simon advises Cadro on strategic communications. From a multitude of leadership roles in major companies such as Centrica and Vodafone, to his years in public service as the first Communications Secretary to the late Queen and Official Spokesman for Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Simon’s experience sets him apart as a truly outstanding public communicator and strategist. Outside of Cadro, he is the Managing Partner of Lewis Advisors and a Non-Executive Director at Innovate Finance.
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Jonathan
Marriott
External Investment Committee Member
Jonathan
Marriott
External Investment Committee Member
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Jonathan helps shape Cadro’s investment strategy on the internal Investment Committee. His vast expertise from over 40 years in leading roles across the wealth and investment management industries adds critical depth of insight to the team. In addition to his role with Cadro, Jonathan is a trustee of the Sir John Soane Museum Trust and sits on the Investment Committee of LifeArc, The Youth Endowment Fund and The Skinners’ Company.
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Gayle
Schumacher
External Investment Committee Member
Gayle
Schumacher
External Investment Committee Member
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Gayle provides strategic oversight to the Cadro Investment Committee. She brings an invaluable cache of expertise, built over four decades in private banking and investment management. She also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Scottish Widows and Lloyds Bank Insurance Board, and as an External Member of the Scott Trust Investment Committee.
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Gary
Smith
Senior Adviser
Gary
Smith
Senior Adviser
Bio
Gary advises Cadro on private markets and Defined Contribution (DC) pensions. A true industry leader and veteran of the pensions industry, Gary’s expertise is invaluable for Cadro’s relationships with institutional investors. A former Chief Executive of Atlas Master Trust, Gary also acts as an Independent Expert and Consultant for Havea.
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Team

Peter
Cary
Head of Content
Peter
Cary
Head of Content
Bio
Peter is responsible for writing, producing and strategizing Cadro’s creative content. Formerly a breaking news journalist and book editor, he has over a decade’s experience creating things on-the-go and getting stuff done.
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Julie
Clapham
Business Manager
Julie
Clapham
Business Manager
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Julie spent 20 years in financial services as an accountant, investment banker and wealth manager, before taking a break to raise two kids. She has the organisational skills of a soldier ant and she is adept at turning her hand to whatever comes her way.
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Emily
Collins
Investment Analyst
Emily
Collins
Investment Analyst
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Emily is responsible for supporting the client and investment teams, and regularly presents videos for Cadro’s creative output. Bold, positive and energetic, Emily is used to solving problems and thinking on her feet. She is currently completing her Level 4 CISI exams.
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Harry
Cotton
Senior Client Adviser
Harry
Cotton
Senior Client Adviser
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Harry advises private clients and families in wealth management. A former British Army officer, he now specialises in running portfolios for individuals, trusts and pensions, and works closely with external advisers, including financial planners and investment consultants, regarding the transfer of wealth between generations.
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Oliver
Harding
Data Analyst
Oliver
Harding
Data Analyst
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Ollie helps Cadro's technology engineering team find creative ways to display client data, and assists with business development through data analysis. An Oxford University maths graduate, Oliver formerly worked as a data analyst for a sport betting company, and plays a cool hand in any statistical challenge.
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Edward
Heaton
General Counsel & Compliance Officer
Edward
Heaton
General Counsel & Compliance Officer
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Edward manages Cadro's legal affairs. Called to the bar in 1999, he brings over two decades of financial services legal and regulatory experience to the team, following senior roles at multinational institutions. In addition to being a Chartered Fellow of the CISI, Edward is a full member of STEP, with extensive working knowledge of trusts and offshore tax and regulation. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, with expertise in board level governance. He is also Cadro's Anti Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Officer, overseeing all aspects of the company's regulatory compliance.
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Jamie
Kahn
Senior Commercial Director
Jamie
Kahn
Senior Commercial Director
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Jamie manages Cadro’s community and networks. With extensive reach across across tech, sport, media and entertainment, he is well known as an effective communicator and relationship builder. His personal network spans over three decades’ experience in financial services, where he has developed many trusted relationships with high net worth individuals and family offices.
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Evan
Morris
Investment Manager
Evan
Morris
Investment Manager
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Evan has broad experience with private clients across wealth management and private equity investing. He specialises in strategies for high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, and family offices. Evan is also responsible for active and passive fund research across all Cadro portfolios.
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Christian
Morrison
Head of Operations
Christian
Morrison
Head of Operations
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Christian leads Cadro’s operations team, ensuring protocols for managing the flow of client assets, performance data and system integration with the Cadro app. With over 20 years’ experience in financial services, Christian is also a talented builder, and his super-power is making sure broken things get fixed.
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Ajay
Patel
Senior Portfolio Manager
Ajay
Patel
Senior Portfolio Manager
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Ajay is responsible for private equity and venture capital investing at Cadro. He has over a decade’s experience investing in global private equity and venture capital funds across primaries, secondaries, and co-investments on behalf of public and private institutions. Ajay sits on Cadro’s Investment Committee.
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David
Semmens
Chief Investment Officer
David
Semmens
Chief Investment Officer
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David oversees Cadro’s investment team, chairing all investment-related committees. He has worked in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, New York and Paris, in roles spanning fintech, banking, insurance, and asset management. Outside of Cadro, he sits on Wealthify’s Investment Committee, and the Investment Committee for the Royal Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s largest education charities. He is an adjunct-lecturer in finance at Heriot Watt University.
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Greg
Smith
Senior Client Adviser
Greg
Smith
Senior Client Adviser
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Greg manages a wide range of multi-asset class portfolios and advises individuals, families, trusts, corporates and charities on navigating complex financial affairs, often including long term planning and structuring. With over 10 years’ experience in the Wealth Management industry, having previously held roles with Deloitte and Killik & Co, Greg is also a Chartered Investment Manager with the CISI. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Economics.
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Gregor
Smrekar
Chief Technology Officer
Gregor
Smrekar
Chief Technology Officer
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Gregor has 30 years of experience in the software industry, in which he’s held several chief operational and executive roles. He is passionate about working with empowered teams to build good products, and has extensive experience helping entrepreneurs and business leaders in operational efficiency, scaling, change management and technical leadership.
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Kathleen
Tatham
Client Adviser
Kathleen
Tatham
Client Adviser
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Kathleen is currently completing her Level 4 CISI exams, after which she will be advising private clients and families in wealth management. Originally from South Africa, Katheen’s varied career to date spans roles in wealth management, fintech and Private Equity. She will assist Cadro’s advisory team running portfolios and managing relations with the firm’s external advisers, including financial planners and investment consultants, regarding the transfer of wealth between generations.
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Olivia
Wilson
Executive Assistant
Olivia
Wilson
Executive Assistant
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Olivia in an Executive Assistant at Cadro, helping organise and coordinate the many meetings and outside obligations of the Co-founders, and ensuring day-to-day office tasks are performed promptly and efficiently. A meticulous planner, Olivia's journey started in the West End where she began her career at the young age of 10. She later honed her skills as an Executive Assistant to a fashion stylist and a law firm, before transitioning into Financial Services.
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Tamara
Žlender
Head of Engineering
Tamara
Žlender
Head of Engineering
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Tamara leads Cadro’s tech architecture, drives the integration of the company’s tech stack components and supports the operations and product management teams. She is a highly organized software engineer and leader with over 10 years’ experience working for start-ups and big tech corporations. She is a mother of three boys and nothing scares her.
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